5 - A sketch artist named brian

Last semester, Kelly Alexander banned me from using two words in my writing: “simple” and “deep.” I love Brian’s work because it is simple yet deep. Brian is best known for his sketches and digital illustrations. Much of his work accompanies online newspaper articles, and he is perhaps best known for illustrating the New York Times’ popular Modern Love column. 


Brain disarms himself with his childlike drawing style, which allows his graphic message to pack a punch. His images evoke laughter, reflection, nostalgia. I believe that many of the most powerful images in documentary share traits with the works created by Brian: their beauty and depth emerge from simplicity and clarity. 

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